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Shuya Kamikubo vs Sunoto at ‘ONE: Battle for the Heavens’ in Guangzhou, China

ONE Championship has announced the complete fight card for “ONE: Battle for the Heavens,” which will take place at the Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China on July 7, 2018. The second bout of the evening will be between Shuya “Stealth” Kamikubo, 25, of Kanagawa, Japan and “The Terminator” Sunoto, 33, of Jakarta, Indonesia.

Kamikubo and Sunoto will compete in the bantamweight division. Currently reigning as the ONE Bantamweight World Champion is Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes, 38, of Amazonas, Brazil.

Sunoto will be the first non-Japanese opponent of Kamikubo. With a professional mixed martial arts record of 7 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, the latter has been competing professionally since 2014 and he is making his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens.”

The only fighter to defeat Kamikubo was Jun “Seitei” Doi, 31. After losing to Doi, Kamikubo faced Fuhito “Hashan” Hasegawa, 32, and their bout ended in majority draw.

Before losing to Doi, Kamikubo conquered his first four opponents namely Takugo Kobayashi, Fumitaka “Fumi” Odawara, 29, Isao Sakiyama and Ryo”AKB” Takagi, 25. Kamikubo also defeated his three most recent opponents namely Masahide Hiraoka, 25, Ryo Iseki, 33, and Takuya Ogura, 35.

On the other hand, Sunoto currently has 9 wins and 3 losses. He has been competing in ONE Championship since 2015 and Kamikubo will be his first Japanese opponent.

If Sunoto wins at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens,” it will be his eighth victory in ONE Championship. He defeated his four most recent opponents namely Chan Heng and Rin Saroth of Cambodia, Hisyam “Zephyrus” Samsudin of Malaysia and Roel “Akiyama” Rosauro of the Philippines.

“ONE: Battle for the Heavens” will be headlined by Yodcherry Sityodtong, 19, of Thailand and Kai Ting “Killer Bee” Chuang, 23, of Taiwan, who will compete for the inaugural ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Championship. It will be the 10th bout of the evening.

The most recent event of ONE Championship titled “ONE: Pinnacle of Power” took place in Macau, China. Here is a recap by Michael Schiavello and Mitch “The Dragon” Chilson:

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